Stakeholders Meeting on Disaster Prevention
Brussels, 27 April 2009
The Commission organised a workshop on its Communications on an EU Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction in Developing Countries and on a Community approach on the prevention of natural and man-made disasters (adopted as a package on 23/02/2009).
Some 100 stakeholders from developing countries, EU Member States, civil society, private sector and international organisations attended the meeting.
European Civil Protection - Together in the face of disaster
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Developing Countries
Global facility for disaster reduction and recovery - Experiences and lessons from GFDRR operations
Impact of climate-related disasters, CRED
Oxfam - Plan de Desarrollo Municipal, Plan de Ordenamiento Urbano Territorial Part 1 - Part 2
Global and European perspectives on reducing disaster risk, UNISDR
Brussels, 19-21 May 2008
Three focus group meetings, respectively on the economic impacts of prevention, on environmental disasters - in particular forest fires, and on vulnerability assessment were held in Brussels between 19 and 21 May 2008.
Reports from the meetings
Disaster prevention studies:
Brussels, 14th April 2008
The European Commission - Directorate-General for Environment, Civil Protection Unit - held a broad public consultation process in the run-up to the presentation of a Communication on the development of a new EU initiative on disaster prevention, which is now adopted.
A meeting involving major stakeholders interested in Disaster Prevention issues was held in Brussels on Monday 14 April 2008.
The purpose of the meeting was to seek the opinion of a wide spectrum of public and private interests on the need, the objectives and the content of a possible new Community initiative on disaster prevention.
The meeting was open to representatives of any public or private organisation - administrations, businesses, non-governmental organisations, etc.
Presentations and Issues paper
Minutes of the meeting